Mike Wilks (basketball)

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Mike Wilks
Mike Wilks.jpg
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1979-05-07) May 7, 1979 (age 35)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Rice (1997–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2001–2011
Career history
2001 Mobile Revelers (D-League)
2001–2002 Huntsville Flight (D-League)
2002–2003 Atlanta Hawks
2003 Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004 Houston Rockets
2004–2005 San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006 Cleveland Cavaliers
2006–2007 Seattle SuperSonics
2007 Denver Nuggets
2007 Washington Wizards
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2009 Oklahoma City Thunder
2010–2011 Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Michael Sharod "Mike" Wilks, Jr. (born May 7, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wilks played four years (1997/98-2000/01) of college basketball at Rice University, where he majored in Economics. His senior year, he averaged 20.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, earning Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete honors.

Professional career[edit]

Wilks began his professional career as an undrafted free agent. He has since played for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs (with whom he won a title in 2005, averaging 1.8 points per game), Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. After being waived by the Nuggets in October 2007,[1] Wilks was re-signed four days later after Chucky Atkins suffered an injury.[2] He was waived again later in November and signed by the Wizards in December 2007.[3] On February 29, 2008 the Sonics signed Wilks to a 10-day contract. After the contract expired he would not be re-signed.[4]

Wilks signed with the Orlando Magic on September 30, 2008.[5] In the pre season game on October 26, 2008 he tore his ACL in his right knee and missed the whole regular season.[6] He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on February 19, 2009.[7] After leaving the Memphis Grizzlies, Wilks signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 26.[8] He was waived by Oklahoma City on December 22, 2009, when the team acquired Eric Maynor. This was his second stint with the franchise.[9]

Wilks wore number 29 throughout his NBA career (with the exception of his stint with the Spurs, in which he wore 11), as a tribute to Milwaukee's 29th Street playground where he grew up playing the game.

On August 25, 2010, he signed a deal with Polish league champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia but was waived in January 2011.[10]

In October 2012, Wilks joined the Oklahoma City Thunder as a scout.[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Atlanta 15 7 24.3 .358 .353 .724 2.7 2.8 1.1 .1 5.7
2002–03 Minnesota 31 0 10.5 .313 .222 .889 1.0 1.6 .3 .1 2.0
2003–04 Houston 26 0 5.6 .472 .600 .833 .6 .7 .1 .0 1.9
2004–05 San Antonio 48 0 5.8 .416 .313 .750 .5 .7 .3 .0 1.7
2005–06 Cleveland 37 0 6.6 .288 .143 .500 .7 .5 .2 .0 1.1
2005–06 Seattle 10 0 10.5 .387 .200 .655 1.2 1.4 .6 .0 4.4
2006–07 Seattle 47 4 11.4 .468 .333 .786 1.1 1.7 .3 .1 3.6
2007–08 Denver 8 0 15.3 .435 .400 1.000 1.5 .8 .6 .0 3.0
2007–08 Washington 4 0 11.0 .500 .500 .000 1.5 .8 .8 .0 1.3
2007–08 Seattle 3 0 7.3 .556 .000 1.000 .3 1.7 .3 .0 4.0
2009–10 Oklahoma City 4 0 14.8 .500 .667 .500 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 4.0
Career 233 11 9.6 .402 .321 .741 1.0 1.2 .4 .0 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Minnesota 4 0 1.8 .500 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .8
2004 Houston 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 .0
Career 6 0 2.0 .500 1.000 .000 .0 .2 .0 .0 .5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuggets waive Wilks, looking at center, by Chris Tomasson, Rocky Mountain News, published November 28, 2007
  2. ^ Severe groin strain forces Denver's Atkins out 6-8 weeks, October 27, 2007
  3. ^ Wizards add depth by signing guard Mike Wilks
  4. ^ Sonics Sign Guard Mike Wilks
  5. ^ Magic Sign Three, Prepare For Camp
  6. ^ http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=4539
  7. ^ "Grizzlies acquire 2009 first round pick from Magic". NBA.com. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  8. ^ http://www.nba.com/news/transactions/2009_10/
  9. ^ Thunder Waives Livingston, Wilks. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  10. ^ ASSECO PROKOM picks up Wilks, Brown. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.
  11. ^ OKC Thunder announce staff additions and promotions

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